Grieving family files nursing home negligence lawsuit

On Behalf of | Oct 10, 2018 | nursing home negligence

Many adult children in Wyoming understand how worrisome and stressful it can be to have a parent undergo surgery and have to spend time in a rehabilitation facility afterward. Not every person can visit his or her parent as often as he or she would like. This means that families have to place significant trust in the medical teams and staff members who tend to the needs of their loved ones. Sadly, the number of nursing home negligence cases on file throughout the nation shows that things do not always work out as expected. 

The son and daughter of an 80-year-old woman in another state say they are completely devastated and haunted by the utter neglect their mother experienced in a nursing home. She was sent there after receiving tracheal surgery in order to recover more fully before going home. Sadly, that day will never come because she died; her children have since filed a wrongful death claim against the nursing home.  

The decedent’s son says he is dismayed at the lack of care his mother suffered. His sister’s assertiveness reportedly got officials moving to seek emergency medical care for the elderly woman. Hospital reports state that, upon arrival, attendants found feces on the woman’s feeding tube. She was in a state of extreme poor hygienic condition and was also suffering septic shock because of a urinary tract infection.  

Staff officials from her residence adamantly deny allegations of nursing home negligence. They say the woman’s children are not correct in saying she was in good condition following surgery and would likely have been sent home soon; in fact, they claim she met the criteria for hospice care. Any immediate family member of a decedent in Wyoming who wishes to pursue similar litigation can take the first step by requesting a meeting with an experienced personal injury attorney.